Anna M. DiAntonio, 97, of Marlborough


Anna M. DiAntonioMarlborough – Anna M. (Grasso) DiAntonio, 97, died Jan. 5, 2019 after a long period of failing health. She was the wife of the late Joseph C. DiAntonio, who died in 1995.  They were married for 52 years.

Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Andonetta (Martino) Grasso and lived there all of her life.

Anna was a “stay at home” mom and it was a source of great pride for her. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren and also her large extended family of siblings and nieces and nephews. She loved to be able to cook for all of them and she was very good at it.

She was a longtime member of the former Saint Ann’s Church in Marlborough, where she sang in the choir, and was currently a member of Saint Bernadette’s Church in Northborough.

She is survived by two daughters, Joanne Rumsey and her husband Steven of Marlborough and Cheryl Maenhout and her husband John of Marlborough; two brothers, John Grasso of Hudson and Andrew Grasso of Marlborough; four grandchildren, Joseph S. and William F. Rumsey and John J. and Anthony C. Maenhout; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Jenna, who died in 2009, and seven brothers and sisters.

Her funeral will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m., at Saint Bernadette’s Church, 266 Main St., Northborough. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Marlborough.  Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 4-7 p.m., in the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (, 95 West Main St., Marlborough.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd. S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047 or the American SIDS Institute, 528 Raven Way, Naples, FL 34110